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  • Public discourse on Akhaltskha’s budget for the year 2017
    Public discourse on Akhaltskha’s budget for the year 2017
    Representatives of the city council of Akhaltskha participated in the discussion on the city’s budget for the year 2017. Among the representatives of Armenia organizations were the founder of the Democratic Union of Nations of Georgia Ashot Kavaleryan and Director of the Media Analysis Center of Samtskhe-Javakhk Eduard Ayvazyan.

    The discussion began with a speech by Head of the Sacrebulo of Akhaltskha Davit Lomidze. “The regional development foundation has allocated 2,250,000 Laris and has distributed the funds to solve issues in various sectors, including infrastructure projects and social programs. As far as the sacrebulo’s budget is concerned, we reduced it by 126,000 Laris and immediately allocated it for the implementation of infrastructural projects,” head of the city council Davit Lomidze.

    After being introduced to the draft of the city’s budget, the participants of the meeting expressed their views on the budget. The attendees said it would be nice, if the city solved the issues related to stray dogs, public restrooms, the renovation of the local cultural center, public transportation and the wrongly placed road signs.

    According to Davit Lomidze, the budget for the year 2017 in Akhaltskha will make up nearly 7,900,000 Laris. According to the draft, administrative expenditures have been reduced by 798,200 Laris.
  • Collective baptism in Akhaltskha
    Collective baptism in Akhaltskha
    At the initiative of the Spiritual Superintendents of Akhaltskha, members of needy families of Akhaltskha were baptized during a collective baptism ceremony held in the Second Shakht residential district of Akhaltskha. There were nearly 20 people baptized, including a child of Os descent. The ceremony was followed by a short concert organized by the choir of the local church and the schoolchildren of Second Shakht.

    After the baptism ceremony, all the attendees tasted the sacrificed lamb, and the needy had a chance to take pieces of the sacrificed lamb to share with their families. The ceremony of sacrificing of lamb was sponsored by Hovhannes Grigoryan, who had granted seven lambs to the spiritual superintendents of Akhaltskha for the baptism ceremony and sacrificing of lamb. Spiritual superintendent of Akhaltskha, Fr. Friar Hakob Sahakyan and Fr. Priest Torgom Vardanyan explained the sacred symbol of the Baptism to the baptized in detail.
  • Independence affirmed through peace
    Independence affirmed through peace
    ARS Georgia held the already traditional creative essay contest at the Armenian Youth, Educational and Cultural Centers in Akhalkalak (24 June) and Akhaltskha (26 June). The schoolchildren of the Ninotsminda district were also participating in the contest in Akhalkalak. Overall, there were 122 participants, including schoolchildren representing the corresponding groups of the Youth Centers.

    The topic of peace was current. The proposed titles corresponding to the title were related to peace and independence. The titles “Victory Flag”, “Sing Lark Farms of the Sunrise”, “My Brother: Soldier and Supporter of Peace”, “Words of Love and Solidarity” were the more common ones. The results of the contest will be announced in a couple of days.

    The organizers say the winners will be granted prizes and all participants will receive Certificates of Honor

    On the same day, alongside the June 26 essay contest, ARS Georgia held an Armenian History Contest entitled “The Geography of My Birthplace” at the Armenian Youth, Educational and Cultural Center of Akhaltskha.
  • Participant of the 2016 “Ari Tun” Program: “The “Ari Tun” Program became the reason for me to see Armenia”
    Participant of the 2016 “Ari Tun” Program: “The “Ari Tun” Program became the reason for me to see Armenia”
    “There is always an Armenian environment in my hometown of Javakhk. There are many Armenians around us. The community holds different kinds of programs for national preservation, and we celebrate all Armenian national holidays. This helps us youth grow up as Armenians,” participant of the “Ari Tun” Program Gevorg Grigoryan said in an interview with Hayern Aysor, adding that the community always holds the Torch-lit March commemorating the canonized martyrs of the Armenian Genocide every April 23rd with great excitement and that all the Armenians of Javakhk participate in the event.

    Gevorg’s roots trace back to the Erzerum city of Western Armenia. His forefathers escaped the Armenian Genocide and settled in Akhaltskha. The cruel story of his forefathers was the reason why he started gathering details about the Armenian Genocide. He reads relevant books and watches documentary films to enrich his knowledge.

    Gevorg Grigoryan is visiting Armenia for the first time. He said the following when asked to share his impressions: “Now I feel fully Armenian because I finally saw my Homeland, set foot on the native land, for which I am very happy and proud. Over the years, I had always aspired to visit Armenia, but it never worked out. There is probably a time for everything. It is safe to say that the “Ari Tun” Program became the reason for me to see Armenia.”

    What immediately attracted Gevorg in Armenia was the warmth of the people. He has notice th...
  • The geography of my birthplace
    The geography of my birthplace
    It is the duty of each person to examine the history of his nation. It is also important for each person to examine the geography of his birthplace.

    This was the purpose of the already annual Armenian History Contest organized by the Board of ARS Georgia this year.

    The contest was held at the Armenian Educational, Cultural and Youth Center of Akhalkalak and gathered over 100 schoolchildren from several schools across Akhalkalak. The schoolchildren were assigned to write the answers to 15 questions about the versions that they had proposed. They were excited about answering the questions in written form since they considered it more effective than taking a test. The contest made everyone work independently. The committee comprised of the best experts of the region will announce the results in two days. Stages will be held in other regions over the next few days.

    The final stage for the winners of the regional stage will be a verbal test that will help enhance a child’s verbal skills and check his knowledge.

    The Board of ARS Georgia will also organize an Award Ceremony for the winners to encourage the winners with the awards that they deserve.
Public discourse on Akhaltskha’s budget for the year 2017
Public discourse on Akhaltskha’s budget for the year 2017
26.11.2016
Representatives of the city council of Akhaltskha participated in the discussion on the city’s budget for the year 2017. Among the representatives of Armenia organizations were the founder of the Democratic Union of Nations of Georgia Ashot Kavaleryan and Director of the Media Analysis Center of Samtskhe-Javakhk Eduard Ayvazyan.

The discussion began with a speech by Head of the Sacrebulo of Akhaltskha Davit Lomidze. “The regional development foundation has allocated 2,250,000 Laris and has distributed the funds to solve issues in various sectors, including infrastructure projects and social programs. As far as the sacrebulo’s budget is concerned, we reduced it by 126,000 Laris and immediately allocated it for the implementation of infrastructural projects,” head of the city council Davit Lomidze.

After being introduced to the draft of the city’s budget, the participants of the meeting expressed their views on the budget. The attendees said it would be nice, if the city solved the issues related to stray dogs, public restrooms, the renovation of the local cultural center, public transportation and the wrongly placed road signs.

According to Davit Lomidze, the budget for the year 2017 in Akhaltskha will make up nearly 7,900,000 Laris. According to the draft, administrative expenditures have been reduced by 798,200 Laris.
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Collective baptism in Akhaltskha
Collective baptism in Akhaltskha
23.11.2016
At the initiative of the Spiritual Superintendents of Akhaltskha, members of needy families of Akhaltskha were baptized during a collective baptism ceremony held in the Second Shakht residential district of Akhaltskha. There were nearly 20 people baptized, including a child of Os descent. The ceremony was followed by a short concert organized by the choir of the local church and the schoolchildren of Second Shakht.

After the baptism ceremony, all the attendees tasted the sacrificed lamb, and the needy had a chance to take pieces of the sacrificed lamb to share with their families. The ceremony of sacrificing of lamb was sponsored by Hovhannes Grigoryan, who had granted seven lambs to the spiritual superintendents of Akhaltskha for the baptism ceremony and sacrificing of lamb. Spiritual superintendent of Akhaltskha, Fr. Friar Hakob Sahakyan and Fr. Priest Torgom Vardanyan explained the sacred symbol of the Baptism to the baptized in detail.
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Independence affirmed through peace
Independence affirmed through peace
27.06.2016
ARS Georgia held the already traditional creative essay contest at the Armenian Youth, Educational and Cultural Centers in Akhalkalak (24 June) and Akhaltskha (26 June). The schoolchildren of the Ninotsminda district were also participating in the contest in Akhalkalak. Overall, there were 122 participants, including schoolchildren representing the corresponding groups of the Youth Centers.

The topic of peace was current. The proposed titles corresponding to the title were related to peace and independence. The titles “Victory Flag”, “Sing Lark Farms of the Sunrise”, “My Brother: Soldier and Supporter of Peace”, “Words of Love and Solidarity” were the more common ones. The results of the contest will be announced in a couple of days.

The organizers say the winners will be granted prizes and all participants will receive Certificates of Honor

On the same day, alongside the June 26 essay contest, ARS Georgia held an Armenian History Contest entitled “The Geography of My Birthplace” at the Armenian Youth, Educational and Cultural Center of Akhaltskha.
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Participant of the 2016 “Ari Tun” Program: “The “Ari Tun” Program became the reason for me to see Armenia”
Participant of the 2016 “Ari Tun” Program: “The “Ari Tun” Program became the reason for me to see Armenia”
22.06.2016
“There is always an Armenian environment in my hometown of Javakhk. There are many Armenians around us. The community holds different kinds of programs for national preservation, and we celebrate all Armenian national holidays. This helps us youth grow up as Armenians,” participant of the “Ari Tun” Program Gevorg Grigoryan said in an interview with Hayern Aysor, adding that the community always holds the Torch-lit March commemorating the canonized martyrs of the Armenian Genocide every April 23rd with great excitement and that all the Armenians of Javakhk participate in the event.

Gevorg’s roots trace back to the Erzerum city of Western Armenia. His forefathers escaped the Armenian Genocide and settled in Akhaltskha. The cruel story of his forefathers was the reason why he started gathering details about the Armenian Genocide. He reads relevant books and watches documentary films to enrich his knowledge.

Gevorg Grigoryan is visiting Armenia for the first time. He said the following when asked to share his impressions: “Now I feel fully Armenian because I finally saw my Homeland, set foot on the native land, for which I am very happy and proud. Over the years, I had always aspired to visit Armenia, but it never worked out. There is probably a time for everything. It is safe to say that the “Ari Tun” Program became the reason for me to see Armenia.”

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The geography of my birthplace
The geography of my birthplace
22.06.2016
It is the duty of each person to examine the history of his nation. It is also important for each person to examine the geography of his birthplace.

This was the purpose of the already annual Armenian History Contest organized by the Board of ARS Georgia this year.

The contest was held at the Armenian Educational, Cultural and Youth Center of Akhalkalak and gathered over 100 schoolchildren from several schools across Akhalkalak. The schoolchildren were assigned to write the answers to 15 questions about the versions that they had proposed. They were excited about answering the questions in written form since they considered it more effective than taking a test. The contest made everyone work independently. The committee comprised of the best experts of the region will announce the results in two days. Stages will be held in other regions over the next few days.

The final stage for the winners of the regional stage will be a verbal test that will help enhance a child’s verbal skills and check his knowledge.

The Board of ARS Georgia will also organize an Award Ceremony for the winners to encourage the winners with the awards that they deserve.
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Javakhk representative speaking in the Parliament of Georgia urged to follow the example of the German Bundestag
Javakhk representative speaking in the Parliament of Georgia urged to follow the example of the German Bundestag
09.06.2016
Today, 8th of June, a few hours earlier the representative from Akhalkalak region Samvel Petrosyan spoke in the Parliament of Georgia. His speech was devoted to the adoption by the German Bundestag the resolution on the Armenian Genocide. Javakhk MP also called on other countries, including Georgia, to follow the example of Germany. Here is the complete text of the speech:

Dear colleagues,

June 2 of this year, the German Bundestag adopted a resolution and condemned the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

I would like from this high tribune to sincerely thank the German Bundestag and the German people for an objective approach to the events of 100 years ago and to the restoration of historical justice.

Also, I call upon all democratic countries, including Georgia, that have not yet recognized the Genocide, to follow the example of Germany and many countries that recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide, and thus prevent a similar crime to other peoples.

Thank you.

S. Petrosyan is the member of the Parliament of Georgia since October 1, 2012. Before that, he held administrative positions, including being a prefect of Akhalkalak region from November 11, 1991.

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Akhalkalak’s youth center celebrated Armenia’s Independence Day
Akhalkalak’s youth center celebrated Armenia’s Independence Day
02.06.2016
It was the 28th of May 1918 when Armenia gained its independence and was declared as the First Republic of Armenia. After the persecutions, massacres and wars orchestrated by the Young Turks’ government, the tortured Armenian people were barely trying to get back on their feet and find peace in their native land. They were fighting to restore justice and gain independence. And finally, after the heroic battles of Bash-Aparan, Gharakilisa and Sardarapat, the centuries-old dream of creating an autonomous state came true for the Armenian people.

Despite its short existence (1918-20), the First Republic of Armenia played a major and invaluable role in the future reinstatement of statehood.

Today, Armenia is independent once again and is celebrating the 98th anniversary of its independence along with all Armenians around the world.

The youth center of Akhalkalak also celebrated Republic Day with an event attended by the personnel of the youth center, as well as the students and their parents. According to tradition, the event was held properly and set the festive mood.

The students’ poems, songs and dances devoted to Armenia and independence put smiles on people’s faces and made them feel wonderful.

Everyone was happy and proud to have an Independent Armenia and to be Armenian in general.

Congratulations, Independent Armenia!
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Akhalkalaki-Ninotsminda road is in dire state
Akhalkalaki-Ninotsminda road is in dire state
02.06.2016
Akhalkalaki-Ninotsminda road, which underwent capital repairs back in 1997, has become completely unserviceable. There are numerous deep pits on the road.

Although repair activities are carried out every year, new pits appear on the asphalt. According to the local residents, the road also breaks the cars, which may cause accidents. Many people think that this road section needs capital repairs.
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